Computer room presented to Wat Na Jomtien School
Dr Wongpoom Wanasin (center),
managing director of Pinnacle Hotel and Resort Group, cuts the ribbon to
officially open the computer room, as Na Jomtien Mayor Srinual Makmee (3rd
left) and other honored guests look on.
Na Jomtien Mayor Srinual Makmee and Dr Wongpoom Wanasin, managing director
of Pinnacle Hotel and Resort Group, jointly presided over the opening of a
multi-purpose building with computer study room at Wat Na Jomtien School on
Suthep Chitayawong, director of Chonburi Education Service Office Area 3,
presented a commemoration certificate to Dr Wongpoom on behalf of the
Wongpoom Wanasin (left), managing director of Pinnacle Hotel and Resort
Group, and Na Jomtien Mayor Srinual Makmee (2nd left) and his group visit
the computer room.
The computer study room contains 11 computers with a LAN system and computer
desks totaling 300,000 baht in value.
Dr Wongpoom said that he has been working with Wat Na Jomtien School on
other projects, including the training of swimming instructors at the
Pinnacle Hotel and Resort, and arranging for a German teacher for the
Capt Singha Khumpasing, chairman of the committee for developing resources
at Na Jomtien Moo 1, where the school is located, said the community would
also use the multi-purpose building.
The government has provided a budget of 300,000 baht as part of its policy
of strengthening the village communities, and apart from this an amount of
425,000 baht has been donated.
Wat Na Jomtien School has 205 students and 10 teachers, and teaches from
kindergarten 1 to primary school 6th grade.
Sign of the times:
Security forces on full alert during Children’s Day
Security will be extra tight on Children’s Day, January 13, with
Chonburi Governor Pracha Taerat arranging for military personnel to work
alongside the police as an extra precaution.
Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon calls for strict safety measures during
the Children’s Day festivities.
A meeting was held at Pattaya City Hall on January 5 to discuss the
Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon said that activities will begin at
city hall at 8:30 a.m. and despite concerns following the bombings in
Bangkok over the festive season a full program will go ahead.
Amongst the activities planned are a show with dogs trained by the Royal
Thai Marine Corps, a performance from the cast of Alcazar, a
commando-style display of a hostage rescue exercise by the Special
Forces Unit at Sattahip Naval Base, and a magic show.
There will also be a mockup of a Pattaya council meeting, with children
participating and council chairman Tavich Chaiswangwong leading the
Pattaya Orphanage, the Redemptorist Foundation and other children’s
welfare organizations under Pattaya City jurisdiction will also provide
activities for the children.
“I promise to be a good
child of the nation.”
Recycling adds up to bicycling
for students of School No 7
YWCA Bangkok - Pattaya Center
members show the new bicycles to School #7 students, and announced they are
ready to continue supporting the project with 2 bicycles per month for 1
Two bicycles are being presented as prizes each month by the YWCA
Bangkok-Pattaya Center to pupils at Pattaya School No 7 who score the
highest points for garbage recycling.
YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center chairwoman Nittaya Patimasongkroh said that the
project, which is in accordance with the Pattaya City Recycle Bank Project,
aims to encourage the students to bring in their recyclables in exchange for
The YWCA will support this project for one year by giving two bicycles per
month to School No 7 for those earning the highest number of points. The
first two bicycles were presented on December 28.
The school has long been involved in environmental programs, and in 2002 had
participated in training for the Pattaya City Recycle Bank Project. Since
then, pupils have been active in separating garbage for recycling and in
2006 won a nationwide recycling competition.
YWCA Bangkok - Pattaya Center
gave a new bicycle to Anatapot Wilunpan, the Pattaya School #7 student who
acquired the highest number of points during the Recycle Bank Project.
YWCA Bangkok - Pattaya members
present 2 bicycles to Pattaya School #7 students that participated in the
Recycle Bank Project.
Grimm Tales at the
An ensemble group composed of 36
students from Years 9-13 stormed the stage of the Globe Theatre at Regent’s
School to give an outstanding performance of Tim Supple and Carol Ann
Duffy’s adaptation of Grimm Tales.
Everybody who saw the production was amazed by the professionalism of all
the young people taking part and the astonishing detail of the shantytown
set built onto the specially extended stage. The audience was treated to
nine vividly contrasting tales, each given a distinctive directorial style
by the 8 directors involved.
There were some outstanding lead performances, especially from Jake Baker as
Rumpelstilstkin, Ivie Wentworth as the wicked Queen in Snow White and
Cattreya Sperbund as the Elder Sister in Ashputtel.
Everyone who saw the production agreed that it was a great success,
including an excited group from St John’s International School, Bangkok who
took part in a drama workshop based on Rumpelstilskin prior to seeing the
Rumpelstilskin transforms the
Dumbling enchants the Princess
in ‘The Golden Goose’.
The Evil Witch meets Gretel.
The Chorus in ‘Hansel and
A scene from ‘The Magic
Drama workshop with TNT Frankenstein
Students participating in the
As part of their recent excellent
production of Frankenstein staged recently at the Regent’s School, Tessa
Slack and Roger Clark (two of the leading actors with TNT) led an energetic
and exciting workshop session with 30 drama students from Years 9-12.
The session began with a series of warm-up games, then proceeded with the
students being divided into small groups to focus on scripted extracts from
The session provided some illuminating insights into ways of building a
character and working collaboratively with others. Above all, it was lots of